Metro Alliance plans annual luncheon
OKC Metro Alliance is hosting its annual fundraising luncheon at noon May 22 at the Christian Life Center at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 222 NW 15. The keynote speaker will be Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater. He will speak about the impact of substance abuse within our community. The Wise Guys will be musical guests.
Lunch is complimentary, but donations will be accepted and are tax-deductible. All proceeds will be used to assist participants in OKC Metro Alliance Inc.’s FIRSTEP program.
For more information, to sponsor a table or RSVP, call 232-1864 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on OKC Metro Alliance, go to okcmetroalliance.com.
Chuck Wagon festival set for May 24 and 25
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is hosting its 24th annual Chuck Wagon Gathering & Children’s Cowboy Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 24 and 25.
Children can enjoy plenty of outdoor activities, and stagecoach and covered wagon rides around the festival grounds are a family favorite. Authentic chuck wagon food samples will be served and musical entertainment is planned with an all-star lineup. Families also can head to the museum’s indoor Children’s Cowboy Corral, which offers hands-on entertainment.
Chuck Wagon activities, along with tasting bowls and museum admission, are included in festival admission. Admission is $15 for adults and free for children 12 and younger and museum members. The museum is at 1700 NE 63. For more information, go to nationalcowboymuseum.org or call 478-2250.
Open call issued for duck sculptures
NORMAN — Norman’s dynasty of ducks is ready to expand. The Public Arts Board is issuing a call for local artists to design/enhance three new duck sculptures based on Samo Ducky. The new ducks will be placed in Normandy Park, Frances Cate Park and Faculty Heights Park. The completed sculptures will be installed and dedicated by fall.
The theme, including name, is up to the artists. Any artist residing within the city limits of Norman is eligible. Applications are due by May 23. For more information, contact Joshua Boydston at email@example.com or 360-1162.
YWCA plans gala benefit May 31
The YWCA’s 11th Annual Purple Sash gala will begin at 6:30 p.m. May 31 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63. The evening will be led by emcee Mike Turpen and includes dinner, live and silent auctions and a fashion show.
The Rev. Dr. Steven Marsh from Westminster Presbyterian Church will share his personal story of how domestic violence has shaped his life, and two female survivors also will share their stories. All proceeds benefit the YWCA, the only certified shelter for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in Oklahoma County.
Live and silent auction items include a Thunder team autographed basketball, five nights in a condo in Keystone, Colo., artwork by Tim Kenney and a tornado shelter.
For more information, go to ywcaokc.org.
Bud Light teams up with OKC Beautiful
Bud Light has partnered with Keep America Beautiful, Keep Oklahoma Beautiful and OKC Beautiful to bring the “Do Good. Have Fun.” series to Oklahoma City. The program aims to engage consumers in community refreshment projects all summer.
Bud Light is encouraging adults in the Oklahoma City area to do some good while having some fun at a Bud Light cleanup project on May 31 at Manuel Perez Park, SW 14 and Harvey. Volunteers will work together to clean up the park by painting playground equipment, removing dead trees, picking up litter and planting.
For more information or to volunteer, go to upforwhatever.com and search for Oklahoma City.
From staff reports